Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dreaming about a patio

Last night I had very vivid dreams. In one of them I was sitting in a friend’s house, in a new addition, hanging out for a long time, when my friend tells me that this used to be the patio … Continue reading

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Design: Outline indentation and Markdown?

The puzzle The user enters a Markdown document in an outline. How to interpret indentation? Necessary background This is a design puzzle for content management. To solve the puzzle you need to have a design-level understanding of three things: 1. … Continue reading

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Beta WordPress with JSON

I got an email from Matt Mullenweg with a pointer to a JSONification of his RSS feed. http://ma.tt/feed/rssjs He says: “Now included in the beta 1 of WP 3.8 we just released.” I wrote a little JavaScript app to read … Continue reading

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I was alive when JFK died

I was eight years old, I think I was in third grade? I remember my teacher crying in front of the class and saying we were all going home early. My mom came, and as we walked home she explained … Continue reading

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Idea: A simple Dropbox-based web service

The scenario A sub-folder of my Dropbox folder is named My Website. It contains two files: index.html and hippieVan.gif. The HTML file just displays the GIF. But of course it could be a richer, complex website. The hypothetical web service … Continue reading

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An experiment with BitTorrent Sync

I’ve been finding more applications for BitTorrent Sync, which is a peer-to-peer file sharing utility that works much like Dropbox, without storing the files on a central server. I’ve been looking for a reliable way to back up the S3 … Continue reading

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What if Dropbox had app-based permissions?

Dropbox already has a very powerful ability to share files and folders among users. Wouldn’t it be great if Dropbox extended that ability to apps? For example, I’d like to give access to one of my folders to a file-serving … Continue reading

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